- 1. Create a Course Site
If you don’t see a course you are teaching in Canvas when you log into the Course Request form, please use the information below to request your site(s):
- Annenberg, Arts & Sciences, Biomedical Graduate Studies, Dental, Design, Engineering, Nursing, Social Policy & Practice, and School of Veterinary Medicine: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Graduate School of Education: Please use the Canvas Course Creation Form
- Perelman School of Medicine: Please email email@example.com
- Wharton: Please see use the following instructions or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Verify Course Participants Using the People Link
Select People to verify your Canvas roster (teacher, student, TA, etc.) for accuracy.
3. Add Content and Organize your Course
- You can copy content from one of your other Canvas courses into your current semester’s course. See: “How do I copy content from another Canvas course using the Course Import tool?”
- If you have migrated content from another course, review individual settings and use the course link validator to make ensure that all external links are valid.
- Modules and Pages are two ways to post and organize course content. Although modules is the default home page, you may wish to select a home page that best fits your course’ needs.
- Increase your site’s usability, by reordering links that are in use or hiding unnecessary course navigation links.
- For more information, see: Course Design and Setup Overview.
4. Set Up Course Communication & Content Sharing Tools
- Inform your students how you will be communicating with them and how to contact you.
- Update your contact methods and Canvas notification preferences.
- Select a video conferencing tool, Zoom or Blue Jeans.
- Make sure that Panopto (Class Recordings) has been enabled for your Canvas site(s).
5. Publish Course Content & Review Using Student View
Check the visibility of all course items. Make sure that all content including: modules, pages, and quizzes are published. Students can’t access Canvas sites until they are published, so don’t forget to publish your course!
Review your course content in Student View to experience your site from a student’s perspective. Note that some third-party tools may not have student view functionality.